There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Acid Mothers Temple is a loosely knit, agrarian-by-way-of-outer-space Japanese musical collective. The group is best known for the extreme psychedelic stylings of its band Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O., but that’s just one part of its activities. Somehowin between releasing 20 records in the past year and a halfvarious AMT members have found time to be involved in numerous side and solo projects. One of these many entities is cotton & billawtm, a group made up of one of the Acid Mothers’ synthesizer players, Cotton Casino, and D.C.-based guitarist/bassist Billawtm Turney. The resulting music, if a bit more restrained than AMT’s, travels the same astral plane, fusing the extravagance of late-’60s psych with the never-ending possibilities of spaced-out synthesizers to form one pleasantly swirling head trip. Tonight, cotton & billawtm perform as cotton & billawtm version 2.0featuring two members of local openers (the sounds of) Kaleidoscopeat 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1021 7th St. NW. $7. (202) 783-3933. (Jacob Long)